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Jack Albertson is a Actor American born on 16 june 1907 at Malden (USA)

Jack Albertson

Jack Albertson
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Birth name Harold Albertson
Nationality USA
Birth 16 june 1907 at Malden (USA)
Death 25 november 1981 (at 74 years) at Hollywood (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Jack Albertson (June 16, 1907 – November 25, 1981) was an American character actor who also performed in vaudeville. A comedian, dancer, singer and musician, Albertson is perhaps best known for his roles as Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Manny Rosen in The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Amos Slade in The Fox and the Hound (1981) and Ed Brown in the television sitcom Chico and the Man (1974–78). For his contributions to the television industry, Albertson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard. He earned the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the The Subject Was Roses (1968).

Best films

The Fox and the Hound (1981)
The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)
The Subject Was Roses (1968)

Usually with

George Seaton
George Seaton
(2 films)
Bill Walsh
Bill Walsh
(2 films)
Keenan Wynn
Keenan Wynn
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jack Albertson (39 films)

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My Body, My Child, 1h40
Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
Origin USA
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Albertson, Joseph Campanella, Stephen Elliott, James Naughton, Gail Strickland
Roles Poppa MacMahon
Rating80% 4.010414.010414.010414.010414.01041
Leenie (Redgrave) is a middle-aged Irish-American schoolteacher with three grown daughters. Yet she unexpectedly finds herself pregnant again and is delighted. However her doctor rejects this possibility because of an unreliable blood test and her age. Thus her symptoms such as troubled sleeping and sickness are mis-diagnosed as psychogenic. She is prescribed a host of medications to cope with these difficulties. However it later turns out that she is in fact pregnant and that these medications have been causing irreversible damage to her unborn baby. Faced with the truth that her child will be born with defects, she faces a decision to keep the baby or go against her religious beliefs and have an abortion.
The Fox and the Hound, 1h23
Directed by Ted Berman, Art Stevens, Richard Rich, Don Hahn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Films about foxes, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Sandy Duncan, Pat Buttram, Jack Albertson
Roles Amos Slade (voice)
Rating72% 3.6477253.6477253.6477253.6477253.647725
After a young red fox is orphaned, Big Mama the owl, Boomer the woodpecker, and Dinky the finch arrange for him to be adopted by a kindly farmer named Widow Tweed. Tweed names him Tod, since he reminds her of a toddler. Meanwhile, her neighbor, a hunter named Amos Slade, brings home a young hound puppy named Copper and introduces him to his hunting dog Chief. Tod and Copper become playmates and vow to remain "friends forever". Slade becomes frustrated with Copper for frequently wandering off to play and puts him on a leash. While playing with Copper at his home, Tod awakens Chief. Slade and Chief chase him until they are confronted by Tweed. After a violent argument, Slade threatens to kill Tod if he trespasses on his farm again. Hunting season comes and Slade takes his dogs into the wilderness for the interim. Meanwhile, Big Mama, Dinky and Boomer attempt to explain to Tod that his friendship with Copper can no longer continue, as they are natural enemies, but Tod naively refuses to believe them, hoping that he and Copper will remain friends forever.
Dead & Buried, 1h32
Directed by Gary Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson, Robert Englund, Lisa Blount, Michael Currie
Roles William G. Dobbs
Rating65% 3.298723.298723.298723.298723.29872
James Farentino stars as Dan Gillis, sheriff of the small New England coastal town of Potter's Bluff. In the film's opening scene, a mob of townspeople attempt to kill a visiting photographer. He is beaten, tied to a post then set on fire. He survives and is taken to a hospital, where he is murdered just out of sight of the sheriff and the doctor.
The Poseidon Adventure, 1h57
Directed by Irwin Allen, Ronald Neame
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Adam Baldwin, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall
Roles Manny Rosen
Rating71% 3.5507653.5507653.5507653.5507653.550765
The SS Poseidon, an ocean liner slated for retirement and scrapping, makes her way across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea from New York City to Athens. Despite protests from Captain Harrison, who fears for the ship's safety, the representative of her new owners, Mr. Linarcos, insists that she make full speed towards her destination to save money, preventing her from taking on additional ballast.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1h40
Directed by Mel Stuart
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Cooking films, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Denise Nickerson
Roles Grandpa Joe
Rating77% 3.8979553.8979553.8979553.8979553.897955
In an unnamed European town, children go to a candy shop after school. Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum), whose family is poor, can only stare through the window as the shop owner sings "Candy Man". The newsagent for whom Charlie works after school gives him his weekly pay, which Charlie uses to buy a loaf of bread. On his way home, he passes Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. A mysterious tinker (Peter Capell) recites the first lines of William Allingham's poem "The Fairies", and tells Charlie, "Nobody ever goes in, and nobody ever comes out." Charlie rushes home to his widowed mother (Diana Sowle) and his four bedridden grandparents. After he tells Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson) about the tinker, Joe tells him that Wonka locked the factory because his arch-rival, Mr. Slugworth, and other candy makers sent in spies disguised as employees to steal Wonka's recipes. Wonka disappeared, but three years later began selling more candy; the origin of Wonka's labour force is a mystery.
Squeeze a Flower, 1h42
Directed by Marc Daniels
Actors Walter Chiari, Jack Albertson, Rowena Wallace, Roger Ward, Barry Crocker, Bobby Limb
Rating59% 2.98142.98142.98142.98142.9814
Brother George is the only monk at the Italian Monastery who knows the secret recipe of the popular liqueur that is the sole source of income for the monastery. When he feels their sole distributor, a local wine merchant, isn't giving the Monastery a fair price, he leaves and moves to Australia. There he works at a vineyard picking grapes and starts making the Liquor in his spare time.
Rabbit, Run, 1h34
Directed by Jack Smight
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors James Caan, Carrie Snodgress, Anjanette Comer, Jack Albertson, Henry Jones, Melodie Johnson Howe
Roles Marty Tothero
Rating54% 2.717812.717812.717812.717812.71781
In Reading, Pennsylvania, former high school basketball star Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom is dissatisfied with both his failure to find a career and with his loveless marriage to Janice, an alcoholic who is pregnant with a child neither of them wants. Following an argument with Janice, Rabbit looks up his old basketball coach Marty Tothero, who is now living in squalor. Marty decides that Rabbit needs a woman, and he introduces him to Ruth, a part-time prostitute. When Rabbit moves in with Ruth, Jack Eccles, the family minister, tries to persuade him to return to his wife, but Rabbit refuses. Eventually, Rabbit also becomes disenchanted with Ruth, and when Janice has her baby, Rabbit goes to the hospital and effects a reconciliation. For a time, they live in relative harmony, but Janice's insistence on a less active sex life leads to bitterness, and Rabbit again takes off. Janice resumes her solitary drinking, this time with tragic results; while in a drunken stupor, she accidentally drowns the baby. Learning of his child's death, Rabbit returns home and finds that everyone holds him responsible. At the funeral, Rabbit responds to his parents' and in-laws' accusing glances by screaming his innocence. Fleeing from the cemetery, he goes to Ruth's apartment; but Ruth, who is now pregnant with his child, refuses to let him in unless he agrees to divorce Janice and marry her. Although he promises to do so, Rabbit is still unable to make a commitment to anyone and runs away again.
Changes (1969)
, 1h33
Directed by Hall Bartlett
Origin USA
Actors Michele Carey, Jack Albertson, Gregory Walcott, Marcia Strassman, Tom Holland, Teri Garr
Roles Kent's father / Interviewer
Rating67% 3.3868453.3868453.3868453.3868453.386845
Set in the 1960s, the film follows the lead character Kent (Lane), as he travels along the California coast. As he drifts, he recalls his former troubled girlfriend, Bobbi (Manuela Thiess) who committed suicide after he broke off their relationship. During his travels he meets up with different women. However, he moves along rather than stay put in hopes of finding a meaning to his life.
Justine (1969)
, 1h56
Directed by George Cukor, Joseph Strick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Anouk Aimée, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Forster, Michael York, Anna Karina, John Vernon
Roles Cohen
Rating57% 2.8590052.8590052.8590052.8590052.859005
Set in Alexandria in 1938, a young British schoolmaster named Darley meets Pursewarden, a British consular officer. Pursewarden introduces him to Justine, the wife of an Egyptian banker. Darley befriends her, and discovers she is involved in a plot against the British, the goal of which is to arm the Jewish underground movement in Palestine.
How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life, 1h42
Directed by Fielder Cook
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Betty Field, Jack Albertson
Roles Slotkin
Rating63% 3.1978653.1978653.1978653.1978653.197865
David Sloane is an attorney and a bachelor whose married pal Harry Hunter is having an affair. David decides to do something about it so Harry doesn't mess up his home life.
The Subject Was Roses, 1h47
Directed by Ulu Grosbard
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson, Martin Sheen
Roles John Cleary
Rating70% 3.545023.545023.545023.545023.54502
Returning to his Bronx home following World War II, Timmy Cleary (Martin Sheen) discovers his middle class parents have drifted apart and constantly quarrel at the least provocation. Once closer to his mother Nettie (Patricia Neal), the young veteran finds himself bonding with his salesman father John (Jack Albertson), but he tries to remain neutral when intervening in their disputes.
The Flim-Flam Man, 1h44
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors George C. Scott, Sue Lyon, Michael Sarrazin, Harry Morgan, Jack Albertson, Albert Salmi
Roles Mr. Packard
Rating69% 3.4974853.4974853.4974853.4974853.497485
Mordecai C. Jones (Scott) - a self-styled "M.B.S., C.S., D.D. — Master of Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Dirty-Dealing!" - is a drifting confidence trickster who makes his living defrauding people in the southern United States. One of his specialties is rigged punchboards.
How to Murder Your Wife, 1h58
Directed by Richard Quiney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas, Claire Trevor, Eddie Mayehoff, Sidney Blackmer
Roles Dr. Bentley
Rating65% 3.2989553.2989553.2989553.2989553.298955
Stanley Ford (Jack Lemmon) is a successful, happily unmarried cartoonist enjoying the comforts of a well-to-do existence in an urban townhouse, including the services of his loyal and attentive valet, Charles Firbank (Terry-Thomas). Stanley's comic strip, Bash Brannigan, is a secret-agent thriller characterized by a high level of realism: no matter how outrageous the plot may seem, Stanley will not allow Brannigan to do anything physically impossible or use gadgets that don't exist. He hires actors and sets up elaborate enactments of storylines, playing Brannigan himself, while Charles takes photographs Stanley will use as models.
Roustabout (1964)
, 1h41
Directed by John Rich, Michael D. Moore
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Circus films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman, Leif Erickson, Pat Buttram, Jack Albertson
Roles Lou
Rating60% 3.000593.000593.000593.000593.00059
275px Musician Charlie Rogers (Elvis Presley) is fired from a gig at a teahouse run by Lou (Jack Albertson) after brawling with several college students in the parking lot. After a night in jail, Charlie hits the road on his Honda 305 Superhawk motorcycle. He spots Cathy Lean (Joan Freeman) driving with her father Joe (Leif Erickson) and their employer, Maggie Morgan (Barbara Stanwyck). When Charlie tries to become friendly with Cathy, Joe forces him off the road and the bike is wrecked after crashing into a wooden fence.
A Tiger Walks, 1h31
Directed by Norman Tokar
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Pamela Franklin, Sabu, Edward Andrews, Una Merkel
Roles Sam Grant
Rating66% 3.3356053.3356053.3356053.3356053.335605
A mistreated Bengal tiger named Raja escapes from a traveling circus, and hides in the woods surrounding the small town of Scotia. The new arrival starts a panic, and the townsfolk want Raja killed with the exception of Julie Williams (played by Pamela Franklin), the sheriff's daughter.